Wanted to ask: How you ppl apply creed?? I made 2 sprays on neck and whole house smelled.. i started to think about that, i need spray only 1 x.
ps. Sorry for bad english
Just got my 4oz from fragrancenet today
Initial spray I got that bug spray vibe but that was gone in less than a minute. Very heavy dose of sweet pineapple and 45mins in I still get a juicy pineapple smell with a hint of woods
Weird... a 2011 batch from Fragrancenet? I wonder why. I bought a 4oz there months ago and got a 2012. Odd that a purchase months later would end up being a much earlier batch - a whole year earlier.
A42B11Z01 is what I got from Fragrancenet when I ordered 6 bottles in the last 18 days.
I would love to know where to purchase A42B11X02 to compare any perceived "differences."
I bought from a friend, a tester A42B11N01 lot less smoky, duration 24hrs
Fragrancenet completely ignored me the first time! That is bad business in my opinion. I had to send Fragrancenet a second letter:
This is my SECOND attempt in contacting Fragrancenet.com via email. A response would be appreciated.
I'm writing to receive a credit (back to my credit card) in the amount of $108.82
In the last 2 weeks, I recently ordered 6 bottles of Creed Aventus from Fragrancenet.com; however, Fragrancenet.com also has an eBay storefront which features the exact same product for a lower price of $193.50 (rather than $260 on Fragrancenet.com).
I listed the link below:
Rather than going through the process of returning the 6 bottles back to Fragrancenet.com, and then re-ordering the exact same item from Fragrancenet's eBay storefront (since it's less than 30 days) , it would be more practical to issue a credit adjustment in the amount of the difference of $ 108.82 back to my credit card?
I listed the order numbers below:
291072** ($14.65 price difference x 4 bottles) = $58.60 credit
289865** ($27.66 price difference x 1 bottle = $ 27.66 credit
287661** ($22.56 price difference x 1 bottle) = $22.56 credit
TOTAL CREDIT DUE: $ 108.82
Fragrancenet refuses to issue a credit adjustment the price-difference. Here is the delayed response from Fragrancenet AFTER I finally got them to respond to me:
"Thank you for contacting FragranceNet.com.
In response to your question, unfortunately we do not offer price matching nor will we be issuing a credit for the difference between the items. Please specify if you wish to return the products as we will be happy to provide you will RMA numbers for each order.
Please contact us if you need any further assistance.
FragranceNet.com Customer Service
Phone: 1-800-PARFUMS (727-3867)
Over 6,000 Genuine Brand Name Fragrances, Skincare, Candles & More."
I will NEVER buy from Fragrancenet again. I've spent thousands of dollars (literally) over the past 10-years on Fragrancenet and I just spent over $1000 in the last 2-weeks with them and this is how they treat me? That's horrible customer service.
Now I have to send them back all 6 bottles, only to re-purchase all 6 of them again on their ebay storefront. That's just crazy-bad business in my opinion. And it's not "price-matching" if it's within the same company.
Maybe I will just order that Flacon from the Creed Boutique after all, rather than the Fragrancenet eBay store-front....
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@richfisher6969, did you try calling and talking to someone over the phone. Its a lot easier to say no over impersonal email. If you perhaps speak to a manager they may be able to do something for it. That is horrible customer service for them to lose a customer who spends thousands over $100.
It's not like he found Aventus cheaper from FragranceX and requested a price adjustment on his order. It's from their own eBay store. It looks like A LOT of their eBay store prices are cheaper than their website.
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Ebay prices are usually always a bit cheaper with Etailers. It's used to move old stock quickly to make room for new stock. I and many other people do this in my industry, which is Glassblowing/flameworking, to move out old tools. Although I don't sell my glass art pieces on FleaBay.
I do hope you get a refund, though. My advice is to just get a 500ML flacon from the Creed Boutique.
For a while there, Fragrancenet was having trouble keeping Aventus in stock. I don't see how any of it is old if they can barely keep it on the shelves! haha
Prices are higher on fragrancenet vs their ebay listings b/c theres always a 15% or 20% off code.
One would think the prices would be much cheaper on Fragrancenet vs. their eBay store-front since Fragrancenet obviously avoids any-and-all costs associated with ebay and Paypal fees.
Anyhow, I attempted to call Fragrancenet last night; however, they close at 5pm.
Perhaps Fragrancenet sells the "bad" batch numbers of Aventus on their ebay site vs. Fragrancenet.com?
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The thing is, with that listing (that already ended) it's just the eBay Sellers word that it's the real authentic X02 batch. Anyone can claim they're selling X02, but you would be none-the-wiser (and completely clueless if it's legit) unless its from the manufacturer in the retail box.
Back in the day, I knew an ebay seller who use to buy discounted Dior Homme Intense and Guerlain L'Instant Extreme, etc. etc. etc. from discounters like Strawberrynet and then re-sell them as "official".
The Seller would purchase 1 bottle and take a pic of the official receipt and then claim they purchased ALL of their products from their respective "official" boutiques.
The Seller went as far to show a picture of the receipt in which he claimed to "prove" he bought it at the official boutique, when in reality he only bought one bottle (his personal use) from the official boutique, while ALL the other bottles which he sold were bought from online disounter outlets.
Not that it makes that big of a difference. I was just really surprised to the extent what length a human being would go to in order to sell a bottle of cologne on ebay. Buyer must always beware.
I bought two tester bottles 120ml for only 55$ each, one with batch number A42B11N01, the other one A42B11Y01. I sprayed Y01 on my right hand and N01 on my left hand. Y01 is very fruity, especially I smell pinapple in it. The other one is nice too but smoky. Y01 is much better in my opinion.
firstname.lastname@example.org , but i think that was simply the address of the call center customer service representative that I was already speaking too even though she claimed it was a mangers email. Anyhow, my email went completely ignored.
I asked for an RMA (return merchandise authorization) number at the main fragrancenet email , and that request also went completely ignored. I emailed them again today (5th time regarding this matter. Hopefully I can get an RMA number to send it back since it's lees than 30-days.
It shouldn't take this long to resolve this issue. They said they were in a call center and didn't have access to management.
B0068I3Z1Y any idea guys?
Thanks for everyone's help. Fragrancenet resolved the problem to my satisfaction, and everything is all good.
Apparently they have two different customer service departments. One for eBay and one for Fragrancenet. The departments are not integrated, even though they are the same company. Anyways, I'm happy with the outcome even if it took longer than I expected.
I have two bottles both the 30ML Bottle. One I bought from Parfumsraffy and the other purchased from fragrancenet. The one I got from Raffy is S42B11N01 and the other Is C42B11Z01.
I can tell you that they are without a doubt different. The S42 Batch I got from raffy is smokier and gives me excellent projection for about 2 hours but then really dies down QUITE a bit.
The C42 Batch has way more of an alchohol smell at the top with way less ashy notes but then as time goes on the ash comes out more. I havent had a chance to wear the C42 batch much yet so i cant attest to projection or longevity accurately but I will certainly post an update
Which Creed Aventus lots are the best, so-so, and which ones are the worst?
I want to call the Creed Boutique and see which lots they have.
Which one is the best and lasts the longest?
which ones are the worst and dont have good longevity?
I know you're hoping for a quick instant answer, but the truth is: search. Type Aventus into the search box above and start reading. It'll either help you to spend - or help you avoid spending - a lot of money.
Best and worst will depend on your tastes. Some adore the smokiest batch from 2010. Others loved the pineapple heavy batch of 2011. Current batches fall in-between, and that's exactly how I like it.
Honestly, if you buy it now, you're 99% certain to get a 2011/2012 batch that is pineapple and smoke. And pretty much awesome. The real issue, in my opinion, was that Creed was unprepared for how successful Aventus would be. That caused batch variations in 2010 and early 2011 as they tried to keep up with demand. Now, they seem to have figured out how to keep up while also keeping the scent consistent.
Buy it. Enjoy it. If you're not sure, buy a decant. You'll save money and know which batch you're getting before it even arrives.
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P.S. Diva D's batch numbers thread is what you want. Start at the end, not the beginning, and work your way back (I say this because your odds of finding a 2010 batch are slim compared to the odds of finding a more recent batch).
Decided to see what all the hype is. As soon as I put it on I asked my mom's opinion. She usually hates my regular colognes (A-men, bvlgari aqva, creed SMW, Creed GIT) and she wouldnt stop talking about how good Aventus is after smelling me. She then called to me and said wow the smell is still stuck in the room smells amazing, and now wants to get a bottle for my dad. Smells amazing and dries down to a nice pineapplish scent. A+ 2012 batch D01
After a full wearing of Batch C42B11Z01. I can affirm that after 3 sprays. I got 4 hours of longevity and projection for the first hour only. I think Ill need some more sprays of this one for it to work.
My S42 batch while smokier gives me a good 6 hours of Longevity with projection for 3-4.
Z01 is a good batch. Give it a week to mix with air in the bottle. Then post your findings. I have a batch of Z01 AND a split I did with 2 other members of the same Z01. The Z01 that I've had longer has much better longevity after airing some.
I get so many compliments on the Z01 batch (both the one I've had for a month and the 1 week old split) that it amazes me. And I'm not one to search out compliments. I just wear what I like so that I can enjoy it.
Does Creed even acknowledge the batch variations?
Do they have any type of explanation other that "we use natural ingredients blah blah blah...."
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1 or 2 sprays of Z01 for me and I'm set. How about you guys with this same batch?
1 full spray to the chest and 1/2 spray each side of the neck. Sprayed in the morning before 11am and on my drive home from work at 10pm, i can still smell hints of pineapple.
My Z01 stays pretty linear, all I get is pineapple, a hint of apple and smoke.. I can't smell the middle notes or the drydown???
I only used this bottle for less than a week.
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I think $193.50 with free s/h is a great deal, especially for THIS famous pineapple batch.
I think it's important for everyone to realize that top notes often "disappear" quickly. This is all olfactory. You get used to it. It's still there and present. The Z01 batches, along with the X02 batches have fruitier top notes, opposed to smokey notes. It's a lot easier to smell the smokiness and have it relate to longevity rather than keep smelling the pineapple.
When I spray the z01, I usually spray my neck, chest, and wrists. I will sniff my wrists and i can still smell it, but I cannot smell it just sitting there. Others can, however, so be sure you don't over do it.
Just got batch # A42B11Z01 from FragranceNet. Hopefully this will provide some guidance to anyone interested in getting a bottle.
Whats the impressions/verdict on batch S42B12C01
How do you like Aventus overall? It's becoming my signature scent, but I think I'm going to switch it up to Bond 9 Riverside Dr., as I don't want to get 'used to' the deliciousness of Aventus.
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Aventus is very guilty of olfactory murderer!
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got it today still cant tell because my nose is a bit stuffy but i sprayed it on my wrist and on other wrist sprayed a diff batch i have and my mom said they smell the same so thats good i guess lol
Ok, thought I'd jump in regarding the recent batch I received, and offer up a couple comments, experiences and questions. I recently received a decant of the 2011 Z01 batch. As some others have described, the very first shot out of the atomizer was a bit strong on the alcohol, then quickly faded to some pineapple and then the dry-down. The second time, I really didn't get the "bug spray" alcohol smell, and the fruit notes were already noticeably more present, rich and vibrant. Now, what's odd is that I don't really get ANY "smokiness" at all at any point. What I do get, though, is a very distinct (albeit light) gasoline-like smell lurking in the "shadows" for the first 1-2 hours. Maybe this is what others refer to as the smokey/ashy part? Anyway, to my nose, it's definitely a gasoline-like odor...seriously...as if they dropped the tiniest amount of actual gasoline into the fragrance.
It's not overly strong, just "there". The funny thing is, I don't really mind it all that much, but I will say that I know I'd enjoy the fragrance even more if it weren't there in the early stages. Then, this smell fades into a light, clean leathery smell in the background instead as it dries down. So, my questions are: Does anyone else get this, or even the slightest hint of it, AND, what notes would create this - or the leathery - smell, as the ones listed for Aventus don't make sense to create it?? Anyway, it doesn't take away from the other beautiful aspects of the fragrance, just seemed a very odd smell to include with the rest of the blend.
Finally, I wore it tonight for a family hike. My wife, who rarely ever offers up compliments or comments on my frags unsolicited, said before we left, "Ooh, I REALLY like the cologne you have on." I asked her what she liked about it, why, and what she thought it smelled like, just out of curiosity. She said she really couldn't pinpoint why, couldn't really distinguish "what" it smelled like, but that she thought it maybe smelled a bit "musky" in a way she really liked. Anyway, thought that was interesting & worth a share. On a side note, at some point into the hike, my body heat was raising, and man did the pineapple and some of the other great notes start developing and projecting richly again. Also, I'm about to head to bed, now, but am sitting at almost 7 hours after putting it on, and when I get up and move around I can easily still smell it projecting (2 sprays from a decanted atomizer - 1 to the chest (under shirt) and one to back of the neck). So far this Z01 batch has been beastly for me with projection and longevity. Last time I wore it, I could still smell it on my forearm after 24 hours (which included sleeping, working out AND showering). No doubts on my end that it's VERY strong juice!!
^^^ I get the smokey/ashy smell at the 1hr mark also then it disappears and becomes pineapple again.
Batch variation with Aventus is NOT a myth. Ive done extensive research and they do have varying composition but the same main accords. Nobody should be scared about blind buying Aventus apart from the K01 batch. The tart fruitiness - Pineapple/apple/Blackcurrant are NOT CIRTUS FRUIT! - is very prominent in every other batch, & the fruitier it is, the less impressive the longevity will be. My favorite batch is the 12A01 batch, deemed the apple batch, this is the first batch where i prominently detected the apple pulp (not just the peel), just like in 100% apple juice & a hint of the blackcurrant. In other batches one would detect the Pineapple pulp & the apple peel (which can also be interpreted as the pineapple hide). Projection is far reaching & loud as usual, sillage is voluminous as usual & longevity is 12+ on a cool day & 8+ on a hot/warm day. Ive even gotten 24hrs (pineappley amber-gris drydown from 12hrs) longevity with this batch.
As for why the batch variations, Im surprised that as much as people discuss CREED on this forum, no one has set the record straight. CREED is a house that is over 250 years old, they use a lot of time-worn, pain-staking, vintage methods to create their fragrances. It is a hand-made process that is not highly industrialized like more modern houses do. They also use a high level of natural essentials rather than synthetic supplements, therefore the temperamental nature of Mother Nature will be evident in the crop yield. As cute as this sounds it is highly inefficient. Y do they do this? It has to do with vintage appeal & tradition. It's like asking why buy hand-made shoes, which are liable to minor variation, instead of precision manufactured shoes. IMO it's an inefficiency that is unnecessary, that being said Oliver Creed is aware of the variations and has said that different people like different batches (which is true) so people buy the batch that is tailor-made to suit their preferences. The only ppl that complain are those that need to blind buy through discounters.
LET THAT BE THE DEFINITE WORD ON CREED BATCH VARIATIONS!
^^^^ This, There is no best batch. Theyr all amazing apart from the atrocity that was k01. However, i do know someone that prefers that batch over everything else!
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I doubt very much that Creed would even consider discontinuing Aventus. It is one of Creed's Rockstar fragrances and the house is making good money off of it.
I think it's neat that Creed stays true to their time honored methods of manufacturing.